March 20, 2009
Cornell forward Ryan Wittman tries to get rid of the ball as Missouri guard Marcus Denmon, right, defends during the second half of Missouri's win.
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller leaps out of bounds chasing a loose ball against Cornell.
MU's DeMarre Carroll celebrates a change of possession during the second half.
Leo Lyons makes a break for the basket. Lyons finished the day with a game high 23 points.
Forward DeMarre Carroll drives to the basket against Cornell's Brian Kreefer. Carroll had 13 points on the day in Missouri's 78-59 victory.
Nine-year-old Jack Kropf, along with his mother, Terri, and his father, Dave, cheer on the Tigers during the Cornell game on Friday. The family, from St. Joseph, flew in Thursday night, and Dave Kropf said they will follow the Tigers until they lose.
J.T. Tiller battles Cornell's Adam Wire for possession of the ball.
Missouri guard J.T. Tiller attempts a lay-up. Tiller finished the game with 11 points and six assists.
Marquette guard Wesley Matthews, right, goes up against the reach of Utah State forward Gary Wilkinson, left, during the first half of their game in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell forward Ryan Wittman smiles during practice Thursday in Boise, Idaho, as his team goes over details before playing Missouri in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Friday.
Cornell head coach Steve Donahue watches practice on Thursday as the Big Red prepared to face Missouri on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell team huddles after practice for their game in the first round of the men's NCAA college basketball tournament game in Boise, Idaho.
Cornell forward Andre Wilkins, left, and guard Conor Mullen, right, watch a Utah State practice in Boise, Idaho, on Thursday.
Missouri head coach Mike Anderson passes the ball during practice Thursday as the Tigers prepare to face Cornell on Friday in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Boise, Idaho.
Missouri forward Leo Lyons dunks the ball during practice Thursday in preparation for the team's game against Cornell.
Missouri forward DeMarre Carroll drives down court during practice Thursday in Boise, Idaho. Carroll is the Tigers' leading scorer, averaging over 16 points a game.
Missouri players huddle after practice Thursday for their first-round game in the men's NCAA college basketball tournament in Boise, Idaho. Missouri plays Cornell on Friday.
MU pitcher Stacy Delaney is second on the team with a 0.94 ERA. The Tigers lead the Big 12 with a team ERA of 0.96.
Former Missouri tight end Chase Coffman, center, talks with former MU quarterback Chase Patton, right, and Patton's personal coach, Skip Stitzell. Since breaking a bone in his foot during the Tigers' Alamo Bowl win, Coffman has missed three chances to work out for NFL scouts.
The ride from Leah Yordt's Montgomery City home to Columbia Family Dental Center is more than an hour, and Leah has waited a year for her 2-year-old son, Jayson Yordt, left, to nab an appointment with Brian Fischer. But the wait has been well worth it in her eyes. "Dr. Fischer is the most awesome doctor ever. I love him," says Leah, mother of three children, in the center's waiting room. "He knows exactly what my kids are like, and he remembers; he knows their personalities and just what they need."